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Tower in the Ice is a 12-page short adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 released on February 25, 2005. It is suitable for player characters of 9th level.

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Official synopsis[]

A round building with an impossibly tall, conical roof seemingly rises from a frozen lake. Is this structure really as small as it looks, or does more of this building lie hidden beneath the water's icy surface? What secrets does this odd structure conceal? Are its inhabitants harmless eccentrics or deadly foes?

Download this adventure by Skip Williams and find out what's really happening in this mysterious tower.

Tower in the Ice is suitable for 9th-level characters.

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Tower in the Ice

Many centuries ago, an evil ogre mage built a tall tower in an arctic vale. Adventurers eventually defeated him and looted his tower, leaving it empty for decades.

Almost fifty years later, a geological upheaval flooded the vale, submerging all but the tower's uppermost level. Because of the cold temperatures in the area, this new lake soon froze, masking the massive structure beneath the water level. Only its topmost portion still protruded from the ice. The tower remained quiet for many years thereafter.

Now, however, local bards relate tales and legends of an eccentric old woman who lives on an island on a frozen lake. This person is reputed to be an avid ornithologist who will pay generously for any unusual avian specimens that anyone cares to bring. But is this strange lady more than meets the eye?

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Development[]

The book was written by Skip Williams. Art was provided by Cynthia Fliege, Sean Glenn and Robert Lazzaretti.

Release[]

Tower in the Ice was originally released for free on the Wizards of the Coast website on February 25, 2005, as part of its Original Adventures series. It remained online until around 2014.

On April 26, 2016, it was re-released on digital sale. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $0.99.

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As of 2023, Tower in the Ice reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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